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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Bing USA sells a kit called "True Blue Burn" that...

Bing USA sells a kit called "True Blue Burn" that can help you dial in an optimal mix. My bike seems to run fine without it.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
My Canyons are still running strong.

My Canyons are still running strong.
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,903
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That would be a really crappy design if true.

That would be a really crappy design if true.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 86,113
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
If they are mechanically equivalent to a red and...

If they are mechanically equivalent to a red and white '07 then they are fabulous bikes.
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That's the one. Listed as a 4 Ohm coil. I think I...

That's the one. Listed as a 4 Ohm coil. I think I remember reading somewhere that this system used a 4 Ohm coil. I think Mr. Ohm was German...

Incidentally, later in the day when the humidity had...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
'89 R100GS Won't Start: Suspect Coil

So, the humidity was somewhere near 8,000% this morning when I swam out to my GS. It turned over normally. Compression sounded fine. Battery was strong. Smelled fuel after some cranking. It stumbled...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Yup. Just take your time with some little strips...

Yup. Just take your time with some little strips of sand paper and it'll be done quicker than you think. Probably 400 grit will be your best bet, or maybe start with some 220 and go to 400. The best...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Yup. And a lot easier than it sounds. Oh, to...

Yup. And a lot easier than it sounds. Oh, to anyone messing with the mixture screw, shortly after I synched my carbs the first time, and my bike was purring like a kitten, it began to run like crap...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
If you're going to own an airhead and maintain...

If you're going to own an airhead and maintain it, get yourself a proper CarbTune Pro or a TwinMax. They aren't that expensive - heck, they are cheaper than the tune up kit you get from Bing.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
+2

+2
Forum: Trip Planning 07-21-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,449
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
You're not actually talking about quitting your...

You're not actually talking about quitting your career. It doesn't sound like you really have a career. What you're talking about is quitting your job. You can always get another job.

It is a very...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Alabama to Colorado and Back

A group of buddies and I are headed out to the Gunnison/Crested Butte area at the end of August. We'll be staying for a week at Almont resort and doing some local off road riding. I'll be trailering...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,706
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Was your bike originally wired for LED signals? I...

Was your bike originally wired for LED signals? I think I'd have to do something different with my relay since my GS currently has 12V bulbs... like an old xmas tree...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've seen that solution. As I don't yet have any...

I've seen that solution. As I don't yet have any handguards that would be about perfect. How do you handle interference between the handguards and the windscreen? Seems like handguards would contact...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I remember some of those routes from last time. I...

I remember some of those routes from last time. I know we did Cement Creek Rd. and rode a lot in Taylor Res. All very doable on the GS. I'm in a quandry about what my fleet should look like. I need...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,903
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
My R100GS had a dream last night that it was an...

My R100GS had a dream last night that it was an HPN like this one, or doth my sight deceive me? Is that not an R1100 FD with a rear disc? My ears tell me there are some differences between that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
We're trailering the bikes from N.Alabama, and...

We're trailering the bikes from N.Alabama, and based on what we did last year, this group prefers more scenic routes with a bit of challenge. I'd be up for gnarly single track, in which case I'd be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11,675
Views: 1,454,766
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:tb

:tb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Am I Nuts To Bring My R100GS Out Here?

A group of buddies and I are headed out to Colorado at the end of August. We'll be riding in the Gunnison/CrestedButte/TaylorPark area. We went there last year and I found the scenery to be stunning...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Alternate Turn Signals for late model R100GS

I did a "conversion" on my '89 GS and am now running the late model fairing which I really like. I'm not a big fan of the turn signals, though. they are perfectly placed to be sheared off by every...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 97,816
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
This looks like the perfect answer for my R100GS....

This looks like the perfect answer for my R100GS. The original speedo is sort of starting to fail and I'm sick of prying it open. I need a clock/chronometer and that part alone will cost me as much...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
You know what they used to do to horse thieves...

You know what they used to do to horse thieves...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
The "problem" with these cases, and it isn't...

The "problem" with these cases, and it isn't really a problem, is that many "serious" riders wind up going with the high-end aluminum boxes. While the stockers look great they don't really hold that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Take their license if they want to take a ride....

Take their license if they want to take a ride. Make sure it is them.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 1,238,688
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
If you're back from your trip can we talk Wilbers?

If you're back from your trip can we talk Wilbers?
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
To answer your question: yes. In fact, I...

To answer your question: yes.

In fact, I live in Alabama but would probably haul the bikes to Seattle and start from there. What's epic about riding across 156,986,345,922 miles of hot, dry plains?
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
PM with the pricing!

PM with the pricing!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,936
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I was born in Newfoundland back in the '60's. My...

I was born in Newfoundland back in the '60's. My dad was stationed at NAS Argentia flying anti-submarine patrols out over the North Atlantic. We left for Jacksonville when I was only a few months...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Manual? We don't need no steenking manual!

Manual? We don't need no steenking manual!
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
So I did a little surgery this evening. Pulled...

So I did a little surgery this evening. Pulled the caps and made two 10mm spacers from some PVC couplings I had. They were about precisely the same OD as the original spacers. Refilled the tubes with...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,298
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
The para had a transmission vent at the top of...

The para had a transmission vent at the top of the transmission output shaft seal. It is a small hole at the top of the output shaft seal inside the swingarm and covered by the boot. BMW issued a...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Great stuff on Anton's page! Gives me a better...

Great stuff on Anton's page! Gives me a better feel for what monkeying around with viscosity is actually doing. Looks like those Marzocchi inserts would have been an interesting option but alas, no...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I have no intention of jumping a 500 lb...

I have no intention of jumping a 500 lb motorcycle! I just want something that navigates bumps better. There doesn't seem to be any real damping at all! (I know there is, I'm just used to a dirtbike...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Thanks! Keep me posted.

Thanks! Keep me posted.
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I may already be among the 5 you cited as...

I may already be among the 5 you cited as interested so far, but count me in as well. One caveat, I need the shock by early August at the latest to get it on the bike and any kinks worked out before...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I tend to agree, and I'll probably come out with...

I tend to agree, and I'll probably come out with much better brakes in the long run. However, until I can create the bride of Frankenstein, I've got to work with what I've got.

The unholy union is...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Does the brand of fork oil matter? I'd...

Does the brand of fork oil matter?

I'd definitely be interested in a group buy. How would that work since each of us would be getting a shock tuned for our weight, right?
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Good (but cheap) Motorcycle Timing Light

Any recommendations for a timing light that would be good to use on an old Airhead?
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